It’s that time of year—families are preparing for kids to go back to school: checking class schedules; figuring out bus routes, walking buddies, or car pools; and organizing after-school activities and snacks. Some kids will be starting or returning to middle school, with its own set of unique social, developmental, and emotional situations. Magination Press has great new books to help get back into the fall routine. 

“Smart and essential!” —Jeff Kinney, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 

Magination Press’s new Kid Confident nonfiction series was developed with expert psychologist and series editor, Bonnie Zucker, PsyD, authentically capturing the middle school experience. These books skillfully guide middle schoolers through those tricky years between elementary and high school with a supporting voice of a trusted big sister or a favorite aunt, stealthily offering life lessons and evidence-based coping skills.

Readers of Telgemeir’s Guts will recognize similar mental health and wellness strategies, and fans of Patterson’s Middle School series will appreciate the honest look at the uncertainty and chaos that the middle grades can bring.

Kid Confident offers what kids need to have fun with it all and navigate middle school with confidence, humor, perspective, and feel our mad respect for being the amazing humans they already are.


Here’s a
look inside Kid Confident #1: How to Master Social Power in Middle School by Bonnie Zucker, PsyD.

And here’s a peek at Kid Confident #2: How to Master Your Mood in Middle School by Lenka Glassman PsyD. 

Check out reviews of the Kid Confident books. 

 

The first two Kid Confident books will be released on August 30. Click here to preorder your copy of Kid Confident #1 or Kid Confident #2.  More Kid Confident titles will be published in 2023. 

Check out our other books about school for kids of all ages here. 

Related Books from Magination Press

  • Kid Confident #1: How to Master SOCIAL POWER in Middle School

    Bonnie Zucker, PsyD

    Kid Confident (Book #1): How to Master SOCIAL POWER in Middle School is part of an awesome nonfiction book series developed with expert psychologist and series editor, Bonnie Zucker, PsyD that authentically captures the middle school experience. These books skillfully guide middle schoolers through those tricky years between elementary and high school with a supporting voice of a trusted big sister or a favorite aunt, stealthily offering life lessons and evidence-based coping skills. Readers of Telgemeir’s Guts will recognize similar mental health and wellness strategies and fans of Patterson’s Middle School series will appreciate the honest look at the uncertainty and chaos that middle graders can bring. Kid Confident offers what kids need to have fun with it all and navigate middle school with confidence, humor, perspective, and feel our mad respect for being the amazing humans they already are.

    Hey Reader! Do you know what “social power” is? HINT: You experience it every day, you share it with your friends and classmates, and when it is balanced and equal, you feel AWESOME. But when it’s unequal or out of whack, you feel All. That. Drama… right?

    This book gives you a real look at the social life of middle graders and offers expert ways to deal when unbalanced social power situations and unfriendly peers happen. Loaded with safe and appropriate strategies and easy-to-apply advice, you’ll get just what to need to blossom and grow through an often turbulent time in your life. With this, you will thrive in your friendships, figure out who you are, become the best version of yourself, and have a rock-solid sense of confidence. Middle school doesn’t have to be the worst thing ever!

  • Kid Confident #2: How to Master YOUR MOOD in Middle School

    Lenka Glassman, PsyD

    Some kids sail through their middle school years without any drama, but most kids get stuck on a rollercoaster of up and down moods. How is it possible to feel sad and happy at the same time? Why is everything so embarrassing? How does one eye-roll from a friend make you suddenly doubt everything about yourself?

    The truth is you are growing into the amazing person you are meant to be and your many moods and emotions are helping you figure it all out. Not everyone nerds out on mood and emotions, but this book is chock-full of cool brain science and info on mental health and wellness, plus real-life stories from kids your age, you’ll learn something about yourself without even trying! Soon you’ll be an expert on YOU and will figure out what your emotions and feelings are saying. Soon you’ll staying cool and calm during really tough moments knowing that you can handle anything. And all that adds up to feeling so much lighter and more confident about yourself and your future.

    Kid Confident (Book #2): How to Master Your Mood in Middle School is part of an awesome book series developed with expert psychologist and series editor, Bonnie Zucker, PsyD that authentically captures the middle school experience. These nonfiction books skillfully guide middle schoolers through those tricky years between elementary and high school with a supporting voice of a trusted big sister or a favorite aunt, stealthily offering life lessons and evidence-based coping skills. Readers of Telgemeir’s Guts will recognize similar mental health and wellness strategies and fans of Patterson’s Middle School series will appreciate the honest look at uncertainty and chaos that middle graders can bring. Kid Confident offers what kids need to have fun with it all and navigate middle school with confidence, humor, perspective, and feel our mad respect for being the amazing humans they already are.